Public Procurement and Concession Commission or PPCC Executive Director, Dorbor Jallah has said there has been significant improvement mainly among public procurement staff in Liberia.
Mr. Jallah made the disclosure at the start of PPCC in partnership with UNDP five days CIPS level 3 training session for Public Procurement Staff in Monrovia on Monday.
In February 2017 the first CIPS Level 3 training session was conducted in Monrovia for Seventy (70) procurement staff that previously attended and passed CIPS Level 2 sessions also held in Monrovia.
According to Mr. Jallah, these efforts are all on account of PPCC desire to professionalize public procurement in Liberia and prepare Liberia’s public sector procurement staff to qualify for UNDP/CIPS Accredited Certificate in Purchasing and Supply.
Mr. Jallah furthered, Nearly 45 participants will attend CIPS Level 2 introductory certificate course scheduled to be held from June 26-30, 2017 in Monrovia.
The PPCC boss said the training seeks to improve the skills of procurement officers in public procurement, enhance the level of efficiency in public procurement and provide relevant professional qualifications for procurement staff.
Mr. Jallah also encouraged government ministries and agencies to retain procurement staff who are going through PPCC/UNDP trainings to ensure efficiencies and resourcefulness in government.
Meanwhile, UNDP Country Director, Pa Lamin Beyai has challenged Public Procurement Staff to be efficient in order to protect the country and government revenue.
Mr. Beyai said procurement is about making money but protecting institution and revenue.
He said UNDP remains committed to supporting Liberia’s efforts especially through capacity building and good governance.
The UNDP Country Director spoke at the start of PPCC in partnership with UNDP five days CIPS level 3 training session for Public Procurement Staff in Monrovia on Monday.